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  1. OP I would think long and hard about pursuing this pathway. Be 100% sure that this is what you actually want and not some idealized view. The pathway in front of you is no simple feat. As someone who took this path and was successful, I can tell you my approach was calculated. I did my research and went all in to the point that I had nothing extra I could've possibly given. Looking at the current state of where CaRMS is going and the sacrifices you will have to make, I caution you to think of the weight and cost of such a journey. Not to discourage but to be realistic. I wish you all the best
  2. school interviewing at: McMaster specialty: Family Medicine current interview date: Jan 13  date would like to switch to: Jan 19  any additional notes: Really hoping to interview here but can’t physically be there on the 13th. Thank you! Please PM
  3. I received an invite and I'm not a McGill student. Are all UBC invites out for FM?
  4. Hi Friz, It is definitely possible to gain acceptance through the 2nd undergrad route. As someone who took this path, I caution you to be absolutely certain that this is what you want. This path put serious strains on relationships and caused significant stress with my family. Not only that but it is a significant investment in time, energy, and finances. When I undertook this route, I did extensive research on school policies (which can and do change-so make sure you take a path that includes as many schools as possible), I gave it everything I possibly could so as to not regret anything and I reevaluated my progress at the end of every semester (If my performance wasn't what I needed I would've stopped). I'll leave the school policies to you and to others if they want to chime in. In short, yes it can be done but it does require sacrifices and some luck. I wish you the best of luck in whatever you decide!
  5. z12345

    Line Of Credit

    is minus 0.5 only available to dental students?
  6. I don't think trying to study for the MCAT during an exchange is a great idea as it will hamper the benefits of immersing yourself. There are benefits to an exchange but they aren't quantifiable like GPA for example, the benefits come from broadening your horizons, which can help for interviews etc.
  7. z12345

    Irrelevant Undergrad Programs!?

    If you have already completed the prerequisites and have successfully received credit for them than you do not need to redo them, nor will they be included in the wgpa
  8. In order to be competitive you want to have a 3.8+. 3.0 is the minimum to apply but is not competitive.
  9. Say for example an advisor in a different province will give me the perks I want but hypothetically the one from my local branch won't (I haven't met with them yet), will it cause any problems if I sign with a branch OOP? I'm just wondering if I should just sign with the advisor now since they are giving me everything I want.
  10. is this serious? I thought it wasn't until Friday?
  11. http://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-friday-edition-1.3157925/mass-murderer-anders-breivik-accepted-to-university-of-oslo-political-science-program-1.3158243
  12. z12345

    Mccqe Part 1 Failed

    Brb, currently writing letter petitioning your school to let you skip med school. Heck, no need for you to do residency either. Go show those attendings how it's done.
  13. Is there a reason for the seemingly increased number of probation decisions in the past few years including reputable programs? For example, Baylor also recently received a probation decision.
  14. This would depend on how much you truly want med and your circumstances (finances, support network, etc.). It's a personal choice that involves a lot of self-reflection and has many different considerations. If it were me, I would give everything in a 2nd UG. I am a firm believer in not living life with regrets and the best way to address a low GPA for med admissions in your case would be a 2nd UG. That being said, the 2nd UG route is not easy, so if you choose to go down that path make sure you're 150% committed. As you said, even if you do everything possible, you still may not be accepted but the increased chances associated with nailing a 2nd UG would be worth it in my mind vs. not trying. And it's only an extra 2 years, I mean it's not like you can't do a PhD after. That's why it pretty much all comes back to how badly you want med. If it's something I want so badly that I'm willing to do whatever it takes, the regret of not going all in would eat away at me way more than the 2 extra years of giving it everything I have and not succeeding. At least I would be at peace with myself. I know it's not an easy decision and I wish you the best of luck.